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2007 News Archives

USC College Marine Scientist Named Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

June 1, 2007

David Caron, a professor of biological sciences in USC College, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Caron is one of 54 scientists elected to the academy this year. Fellows are chosen…

Multimedia Marketing

June 1, 2007

Marianne Wiggins, USC College professor of English, is promoting her latest novel The Shadow Catcher with a two minute video. In the video, Wiggins talks about the novel which includes the life of photographer Edward S. Curtis…

Annoying Species Get New Lease on Life

Annoying Species Get New Lease on Life

June 1, 2007

In a triumph for pests, scientists have figured out how to make the fruit fly live longer. But humans still may get something out of the deal. As reported online last week in Nature Chemical Biology, the discovery that a…

The Winning Pitches

The Winning Pitches

June 1, 2007

Last summer, USC College student Caterina Paun worked in Paris and experienced the summer internship of her dreams. But she had to go outside the College to find it. So Paun proposed creating a global summer internship…

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

June 1, 2007

Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, as in your car’s catalytic converter, and they even double as clichés, as in “catalyst for change,” but how they work remains a mystery. Enzymes —…

Good Taste Is No Accident

Good Taste Is No Accident

June 1, 2007

Want to take away that bitter taste in your mouth? Wish your children could stomach cod liver oil? New USC research unveils the workings of taste cells and suggests a way to make them work for you. A group led by USC College…

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

May 1, 2007

On behalf of President Steven B. Sample, Provost C. L. Max Nikias has announced the appointment of USC professor Howard Gillman as dean of USC College. The appointment, effective June 1, is for a five-year term. Gillman, a…

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

May 1, 2007

Organic chemist G.K. Surya Prakash’s deft manipulations of molecules and atoms, most notably of hydrogen, carbon and fluorine, have led to many advances in research and industry. Last month, they earned Prakash major…

The Hidden Biodiversity of the Ocean Realm

The Hidden Biodiversity of the Ocean Realm

May 1, 2007

To get a sense of how marine biology has evolved in the last century, consider USC’s Allan Hancock Foundation building. From its construction in the 1930s until the last decade, wooden shelves holding hundreds upon…

Building a Diverse College

Building a Diverse College

May 1, 2007

USC College has successfully increased the hiring of women and minority faculty members in recent years, with the goal of enriching the university’s educational environment. In a key recruiting initiative shared by the…